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Address: Place de la Maison Carree, 30000 Nimes, France
Phone Number: +33 (0)4 66 21 82 56
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Description: The Maison Carrée in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely...
The Maison Carrée in Nimes is the only Roman ancient temple completely preserved. The inspiration for the design of the Maison Carree came from the temples of Apollo and Mars Ultor in Rome. Inside, a multimedia show immerses visitors into Nimes' heroic past using the the most cutting-edge resources. The visitors become heroes of Nîmes themselves and the Maison Carrée becomes a gateway to the past and history of Nîmes.
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Beautifully maintained Roman architecture, right in the middle of old Nimes.A visit to this temple must be accompanied by a walk through town, it give you a feeling of the olden... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

whatever the time of the day this monumental monument takes your eyes and does not leave you easily… it is not possible to miss it

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Nyon, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very difficult to rate this building: It is truly magnificent from the outside, It’s been a while since I saw such a well preserved temple. So definitely worth a visit! You can walk from the arena, it’s only 10 minutes. BUT: DON’T GO INSIDE! It’s a tourist trap. Luckily we took the combi ticket with the arena, the visit only... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

We looked at the Roman Temple from the outside and it is carefully preserved indeed. But the location is in the middle of the busy area with horrendous traffic. It took us an hour to get out of there. Nîmes is totally disappointing and I did not even feel safe there. It is so much better to visit nearby Uzès... More 

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Amman, Jordan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

In the middle of a busy area... The noise and the traffic won't allow you to enjoy the real beauty of this temple...

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Bedale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Looking at this building, it is so well preserved that you feel it must be a reconstruction. No, it is, genuinely, the best preserved Roman temple in the world! Admire from the outside, the wonderful carvings and columns, all built without power tools or hydraulic cranes. That it has survived so well is really miraculous. Inside isn't really worth a... More 

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Lyon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Brand new roman house, thanks to its cleaning, it stands right in the centre of Nîmes. Special film shown inside. Reductions for teachers!

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Leicester UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is unbelievable and in the centre of Nimes. It is so well preserved and stands prominently in a large open square centrally in the city. Well worth a visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Don't bother paying to enter this magnificent building - just enjoy it from the outside. The ancient interior has been converted into a small cinema in which a 'cheesy' film about how ancient Nimes was in fact (?) built by a Gallic tribe and not by the Romans - hmmmm...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

The temple can be admired from the outside. Inside (for a ticket) you see nothing except for a movie theater showing French people pretending being ancient Romans. You can avoid this with impunity.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Beautifully maintained Roman architecture, right in the middle of old Nimes.A visit to this temple must be accompanied by a walk through town, it give you a feeling of the olden days.

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